PLATINUM SPONSOR

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Lockheed Martin enjoys a distinguished history of solving the toughest technical challenges in the most extreme environments.  For more than 40 years, we’ve been providing products and services to the petrochemical and mining industries.

Lockheed Martin enjoys a world-leading position in technology development and deployment, including advanced sensor systems, airborne and marine platforms, autonomous systems, advanced materials and structures, energy solutions and enterprise operations. Leveraging this broad range of capabilities and expertise, we aim to be your global technology partner of choice.

GOLD SPONSORS

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the National Science Councils of South Africa and is the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa, which was formed in 1912 by the amalgamation of three former surveys, the oldest of which – the Geological Commission of the Cape of Good Hope – was founded in 1895.  Today, the CGS is a modern institution, boasting excellent facilities and expertise and ranking among the best in Africa.

CORE SPONSORS

CGG Multi-Physics acquire and process airborne geophysical data worldwide, and then image and interpret this data to provide sub-surface information for the exploration, development, production, and management of minerals, oil & gas, water, geothermal and other resources, and for mapping, environmental and engineering studies.

CGG Multi-Physics specialize in industry leading gravity, electromagnetic, magnetic and radiometric technologies using both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter platforms. Our technologies include;

  • FALCON® Airborne Gravity Gradiometry
  • TEMPEST® Fixed wing Electromagnetics
  • HELITEM® Helicopter time domain electromagnetics
  • RESOLVE® Helicopter frequency domain electromagnetics

Ongoing technical development has led to recent major upgrades to our AGG, AEM and 3D Imaging technologies, further improving the resolution, depth of exploration, and visualization of our datasets. Please ask us how we can provide solutions to your exploration challenges.

Mount Sopris Instruments manufactures, distributes, and rents geophysical equipment and software for subsurface investigations. Our products include borehole logging equipment for groundwater, mining, research, geotechnical, and other applications. We offer a range of stackable wireline probes, versatile data loggers, rugged logging winches, and WellCAD – the industry standard in log presentation software.

For over 60 years, Mount Sopris has delivered innovative solutions to customers around the world in over 120 countries. With an extensive product range and industry-leading customer support, Mount Sopris is dedicated to the success of its customers.

We were founded in 2009 to become the world’s most respected diversified base metals company.

We mine to build wealth through the development of our people; the investments we make in improving local capability; and the value we deliver to our shareholders.

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our objective is to become a top mid-tier miner by 2020.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

We operate and develop copper, zinc and other base metals projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Laos and Peru. We also have significant exploration projects and partnerships across Australia, Africa and the Americas.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx 1208) and Australian Securities Exchange (MMG).

A long-term outlook, our pride in mining, our commitment to shared international standards and our respect for people, land and culture underpins our success.

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

Web Address: www.aarhusgeosoftware.dk

Aarhus GeoSoftware is a leading provider of software for processing and inversion geophysical electromagnetic- and electrical data. We have developed a common platform for handling several types of data, where data handling is integrated from raw data to processing, inversion, QC of inversion results and visualization of inversion models.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. started life and grew in Zambia and the DRC, but now has operations and exploration around the globe. The company primarily mines and explores for copper, but does produce gold, nickel and zinc as well. Current mines and mine development projects are located in Zambia, Spain, Mauritania, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Panama, Argentina and Peru. In 2015, First Quantum produced 428,229 tonnes of copper, 223,914 ounces of gold, 35,472 tonnes of nickel, 41,139 tonnes of zinc, and 57,095 ounces of platinum-group elements.

Exploration for copper is split evenly between porphyry copper and sediment-hosted copper deposits. The porphyry teams work throughout the Andes of South America, and the North American Cordillera from Mexico to Alaska. First Quantum is also currently exploring in the Tethyan Belt, specifically Serbia and Bulgaria. Sediment-hosted copper exploration is concentrated in southern Africa and central Australia, with generative work in Europe and South America as well.

New Resolution Geophysics (NRG™) is an airborne geophysical company specializing in the collection of ultra-high resolution airborne magnetic, radiometric, electromagnetic and gravity data with offices in Cape Town, Pretoria and Perth. NRG has been in operation since 2005 and owns and operates a fleet of eight new generation turbine powered helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft. Focusing on the African and Australasian markets, the company has completed in excess of 4,000,000 line kilometers of survey in over 50 countries. The company was formed with the objective of providing a technically superior, efficient and professional service to the mining and petroleum exploration markets. Regional mapping agencies also benefit largely from our advanced technology.

SPECTREM AIR PROPRIETARY LIMITED

SPECTREM AIR operates the most advanced fixed-wing airborne geophysical system, collecting high resolution Electromagnetic (EM), Magnetic, Radiometric and Gravity concurrently. With the highest power and advanced processing, the SPECTREMPLUS system has the ability to simultaneously map shallow (1-100 m) and deep (100-1000 m) features with a high level of resolution. Our team of specialists provides integrated 3D solutions for geological mapping, minerals exploration targeting including oil and gas, geo-hydrological, geo-engineering applications.

Geotech is the global leader in technological innovation for airborne geophysical survey mapping, interpretation and analysis, offering helicopter and fixed wing airborne geophysics. Geotech operates on a global scale with offices in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Barbados, Ghana and South Africa and with strategic alliances in China, Kazakhstan and Russia.

SkyTEM is a leading airborne geophysical survey company offering the acquisition and advanced processing of helicopter-borne transient electromagnetic (TEM) and magnetic data. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to achieving good results through appropriate and innovative technologies, operational efficiency and delivery of accurate and timely earth data. We began as a breakthrough technology with the unique dual-moment capability to map both shallow and deep geology, concurrently and in high resolution. We remain totally involved in improving how the world maps the subsurface. We offer a choice of systems, each with a focus on the depth and resolution requirements of the mineral, energy, engineering and water sectors. Our deliverables include a diverse range of map products and visualizations such as 3D images and inversions within 48 hours.

Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics is a South African company that specializes in ultra-high resolution fixed-wing gradient magnetic and radiometric surveys using our signature, low-flying, modified Air Tractor aircraft, and time-domain electromagnetic (TEM) surveys in Africa and the Middle East.  Additional services include airborne gravity, data enhancement and interpretation by experienced geophysicists.

Web Address: www.hiseis.com.au

HisSeis Company Bio

HiSeis is a leading international geophysical exploration company providing sub-surface imagery solutions to the hard-rock mining industry.  The Company’s innovative seismic technology and proprietary knowledge enables it to deliver results in complex geological environments.

HiSeis applies high-definition, three dimensional, seismic exploration techniques in a wide range of near mine environments to provide a high resolution 3D image of the geology which enables our clients to:

  • generate drill targets;
  • compress the timeframe to discovery;
  • add to mineral reserves;
  • significantly enhance geological models;
  • improve life-of-mine planning;
  • reduce mining costs; and
  • mitigate mine site risks.

As the only reliable geophysical exploration technique below a few hundred metres, seismic is becoming an essential element of the hard-rock miner’s exploration toolkit.  HiSeis has a case study library of seismic projects for many of the world’s largest miners at locations all across the globe.

HiSeis are the hard-rock seismic experts.